Saw Fahrenheit 911 tonight...
Sudan and Canada...

We need to invade Sudan...

30 000 peacekeepers - that should do it. We need to parachute soldiers into Sudan now to avert a crisis that, for some time now, has been far worse than what is happening in Iraq ( as bad as Iraq is). I have been hearing and reading snippets about what the UN is calling the worst humanitarian crisis in the world right now, a human catastrophe in the Sudanese region of Darfur. US Aid says the following:

The humanitarian emergency in Darfur is a direct result of violence and harassment directed toward the Fur, Zaghawa, and Masaalit civilian groups by Government of Sudan (GOS) forces and GOS-supported militia groups collectively known as Jingaweit.
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According to Amnesty International, over "30,000 people killed, 1.2 million internally displaced and at least 130,000 living as refugees on the Chad border".

The Government of Sudan is now making noises about offering unfettered humanitarian assistance in, but according to the incredible "Passion of the Present" blog on the crisis,

Genocidal leaders know that once the conditions of mass mortality are set in train, there is little that can be done to stop the main thrust of the genocide.

Please read "Passion of the Present". I will link to them and to other stories about Darfur throughout the weeks and months ahead.

AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. As a Canadian, I am going to try and organize a lobby to get our government to send troops to the region immediately. Also, we need to support groups like Amnesty International, Doctors without Borders and Oxfam.

Comments

Vicki Smith (CalGal)

Do we have 30,000 peace keepers to send Arjun? I somehow don't think so.

Arjun Singh

We have far fewer than 30 000, but with other countries, it is possible. Time to put together our own "coalition of the willing".

Rev. C. Herbert Oliver

An invasion of Sudan is a most welcome action. No government is worthy of support which kills its own citizens because of their color. The government of Sudan does not deserve to be in the family of nations.

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